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Assistant Controller

Assistant Controller

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ECPI University
Virginia Beach

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Do you want to make a difference? If so, then ECPI University may be the place for you. We are seeking professionals with the experience and knowledge to help transform the lives of our students.


ECPI University, with campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Online, is a recognized leader in awarding STEM+H degrees through innovative delivery of education to meet the needs of military and new-traditional students. ECPI University offers Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degrees, and certification training in Technology, Health Science, Business, Criminal Justice and Culinary Arts. For over 50 years, ECPI University has been helping students achieve their educational and career goals in a hands-on, student-centered environment, while working collaboratively with employers to ensure our graduates have the knowledge and skills they need to be successful. Growth at our university creates the need for dynamic, caring professionals who are dedicated to making a difference in people's lives. 

Position Summary:

ECPI University is currently seeking an Assistant Controller to oversee the management information system to include annual budget and monthly forecast consolidation process, monitoring the month-end close process, support balance sheet reporting and preparing month end financial reports. Additionally, the Assistant Controller will provide support for annual audits. 


The Assistant Controller will work with the Controller to support all financial activities of the University including, but not limited to, the following:

Oversee the management information system of the University

  • Monthly Financials: Responsible for budgeting, forecasting, labor tracking, journal entries, GL review, and P&L variance reporting for each department. 
  • Create and maintain financial models, schedules, graphs, and other MS Excel and Powerpoint schedules.
  • Write and run reports out of company software applications, including Microsoft Great Plains and CampusVue.
  • Compile monthly financial reports for internal distribution.
  • Maintain an organized easily accessible electronic database of all financial and operational files.
  • Take a leadership role in the development and distribution of project and management financial reports

Annual budgeting process

  • Monitor and report on monthly closing process
  • Support General Ledger review
  • Review, research, and resolve issues related to corporate management ratios and other key performance indicators. 
  • Prepare and maintain reconciliations for key balance sheet accounts.

Adherence to accounting department/University policy

  • Provide audit documentation and reporting as needed; understand and ensure compliance with University accounting policies and GAAP requirements.



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics or other quantitative subject required. 
  • CPA preferred. 
  • Expert MS Excel, Word, and Power Point skills; Access or other database experience a plus. 
  • Experience with an enterprise accounting software and reporting package; Microsoft Great Plains /General Dynamics a plus. 
  • Strong oral/written communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced accounting skills and technical knowledge as well as ability to clearly and concisely document and effectively communicate accounting issues to finance and non-finance personnel.
  • Ability to develop strong partnerships and influence people.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and/or comparable applications.
  • Thrives in a fast paced environment and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

What does ECPI University have to offer?

  • A focus on students and academic excellence 
  • Professional work environment 
  • Talented and committed co-workers 
  • An opportunity to make a difference while expanding your knowledge, skills and professional network 
  • Competitive compensation & benefits plan 

ECPI University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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